Brisbane Broncos retains Pangai but set strict conditions for stay

Brisbane authorities have given Tevita Pangai Jr. a stay of execution but the Broncos management has set strong conditions for compliance of the Tonga national to stay with the club.

The Broncos have earlier suspended a decision to tear up Pangai’s contract for the next 12 months and impose a $30,000 fine.

This after Pangai admitted to a series of breaches of the Broncos’ bubble including a now-infamous trip to a barbershop.

Pangai has been stood down immediately for the rest of this season and has now been placed under a strict set of conditions to ensure he keeps his contract.

Among the conditions set for the player to comply include undergoing a mentoring programme for next year.

He is also set to work in a job for the rest of the 2020 organised by his mentor. The NRL star should also stop engaging with the media unless given the green light by the Broncos.

Other conditions set for the Broncos player to follow include staying off social media and returning for the 2021 pre-season training in good condition.

If Pangai fails to meet those requirements, the Broncos have the ability to sack Pangai from the team.

However, if Pangai complies with those stringent conditions the Broncos will rescind their right to tear up his contract.

The Broncos board met on Monday evening where they backflipped on their original call to permanently tear up Pangai’s $650,000-a-season contract.

Despite the retention of the contract,  Pangai was stood down immediately without pay for the rest of this season – meaning the NRL enforcer will have missed a total of 11 matches this season.

On top of the $30,000 the NRL has already fined the Brisbane enforcer, it would have rammed the message home about having no second chances for the player.

The NRL has currently got Pangai suspended until September 8 but the Broncos rubbed him out for the remaining four NRL matches of the season.

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